Sworn #1 and Porky #3 are here!

Hey gang…

WAH-HOOO!  Sworn #1 and Porky #3 are back from the printer and they look terrific!  Get your copies today!



Porky & Sworn © Copyright 2009, Class Comics Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #167 – Porky #3 is coming to Class Comics!


Hiya Gang!

Okay, can I tell you how jazzed I am about Porky #3? And not just as the publisher, either…!  First and foremost, I am a HUGE fan of Logan and his work, and the Porky series has really turned into an incredibly engrossing super raunchy, intelligently intricate super hero drama.


A lot of stuff is explained in Porky #3 – which goes to press this week along with Sworn #1!!! We learn a little bit more about the evil Controller and what his plans for Porky and his family tree.  Boy, it sucks to be you if you’re part of this little clan of white trashers!

Logan expertly ties events from issue #1 and #2 back to the plot of issue #3, and Porky’s transformation into a super-muscled, super powered being is revealed.


Porky’s dad, Bruce is finally released from Prison… but he soon wishes he’d stayed there!  The poor guy just can’t get a break, and no sooner is he out and about that he falls into the clutches of the Controller.

Meanwhile, Porky’s delicious uncle, Mark has an unfortunate confrontation with that shitty red-neck bastard cop, Mc Cormick.  To say it goes badly for Mark is the understatement of the year!!!


I don’t want to give too much away, but lemme just say I barely touched the tip of the iceberg.  This issue is the tightest and the most exciting in the series so far.  It’s also the most sex-packed, and holy crap, is the sex ever insanely hot!!! He has filled this book with steamy man-sex, and has also expertly managed to weave a brilliant story.  This is a testament to Logan’s talent!


In honor of the release of Porky #3, the team and I have created an official Porky: the series mini site.  As with all our other mini sites, you’ll find a ton of character info, some great goodies, and best of all, a raunchy 5-page preview of Porky #3.  You guys get to see the mini site ahead of anyone else, since we haven’t yet launched it officially.


Now I have some very important news to share with all of you, and this directly impacts Porky #3 and Sworn #1.  Class Comics wants to show our fans our appreciation and help everyone out in these hard times of economic crisis… so we have SLASHED the cover price on these two books from $9.00 to $7.99!!! It’s our way of saying thanks for being devoted fans!  So be sure to quench your Porky fever by snapping this one up, and give Sworn a try while you’re at it.  It’s a terrific new series!

In closing, I want to tell you that Logan has officially launched the latest version of his amazing artist site, so be sure to check it out.  The man is not only supremely talented, but he’s also incredibly prolific, and the site is packed with tons and tons of great goodies and eye candy!


So stay tooned, folks, ‘cause I’ll be letting you know the minute Porky #3 and Sworn #1 go on sale!  Plus, coming up I’ll be talking about more wicked new titles from Class, such as greatly anticipated The Initiation #2, Captain Eclipse #1, Space Cadet #1  and Crash Course #1, to name just a few. See ya then!

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

Porky © Copyright 2009, Class Comics Inc. All rights reserved.
Created by Logan. © Copyright 2009.  All rights reserved.

BOYTOONS MAGAZINE #142 – Advertising Class!

I just finished putting together an advertisement for the next Diamond Previews Adult catalog.  This ad was for my upcoming Striptease book (by the way, I’ll chat more about Striptease very soon!).  I was quite pleased with it and it occurred to me that I’ve never really talked about the advertising side of things with you guys.

It’s funny you know – I love to design.  That isn’t to say I think I’m any good at it, but I approach every piece with a lot of enthusiasm.  Graphic Design and creating advertisements can be a blast and a great way to take a break from my drawing, but it can also be very stressful!

You can’t help but feel the pressure, because each piece you do has a lot riding on it.  After all, you are trying to sell the product you’re advertising, and hopefully entice bookstores and readers to invest in that product.

Each ad we put together at Class Comics begins with the whole team sitting down and coming up with ideas – brainstorming!  What do we want to say?  What do we want to show?  What don’t we want to show and keep a surprise for the readers?

We have to keep in mind what publication we are creating the ad for.  What are its dimensions and specs, and just as importantly, what are its criteria.  Though some publications are aimed at adult readers, like the Diamond Previews Adult Catalog for example, there is still a strict “no penis” policy.  So each ad for Diamond needs to be approached very carefully.  We constantly have to find creative new ways to hide our Boytoons’ bits, but still arouse interest.

Covers for the Previews Adult catalog are always such a pleasure, but sometimes need to be turned around on tight deadlines, so there is rarely time to create brand new artwork for them.  For this latest one advertising Rapture #3, I had to resort to older images that could still promote the book, even if they did not feel all that new to me.  But on some covers, like the one advertising Brother to Dragons, I’m lucky enough to get awesome new artwork from the series’ artist, just in time to compose the piece.  In this case, Carlos García was sweet enough to work under the most impossible deadline and whip up these 2 gorgeous illustrations of Alai and Jiki!

Recently I had to create an ad for the Program of the HX Gay Erotic Expo held in New York.  That was SUCH a blast.  Their instructions to us: “Make it as explicit as you like”! WAH-HOO!  Rarely do I get to haul out the big guns.  It felt so nice to have the opportunity to put something together that did not hide any part of our Boytoons.  It was tricky choosing the illustrations that went into the piece, but in the end, I think I got a fun cross-section of our books. Here we opted to let the images speak for themselves, using only a minimal amount of text.

In-house advertising, basically the ads we use on the Class Comics family of Blogs and Websites are obviously less restrictive about content.  I can show as much penis as I want, but no matter what the purpose of an ad, I always try to abide by the following 3 rules…

1. Never lie!  Don’t make bullshit up to sell a product.  It’s perfectly fine to extol the virtues of a product, and the spin you give things is super important, but you’ll just piss off your readers if you promise stuff that isn’t part of the actual product!

2. Less is more!  Don’t give everything away.  People like to know what to expect from a book, but only to a degree!  You want people to get excited about what you’re advertising, but you also don’t want to spoil the fun of actually reading the book!  You want to give them the opportunity to be surprised and discover stuff too!

3. Give it everything you’ve got! And by that I mean, get as creative as you can.  I swear, it makes a difference how invested you get in your advertising pieces.  If it’s worth doing, its well worth doing right, and your fans and readers will appreciate that you hold them in high enough regard to give them the best teasers you possibly can!

Anyhoo, dear friends… I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of my advertising portfolio and my impressions of advertising and graphic design in general.  I’ll see you all again very soon!

Hugz + Kisses,
Patrick XOXO

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